Congratulations on your new Samsung Galaxy S22! Your wonderful new flagship is powerful, beautiful and…sophisticated. Sure, IP68 water resistance is pretty good, but it’s still a glass and aluminum sheet wrapped in a fancy new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor and those wonderful cameras. You’ll need a great Galaxy S22 case to protect it, but while you’re at it, there are some key ways to enhance your Galaxy experience.
new iconic look
Galaxy S22 Series Silicone Sleeve Strap
This lace-up case looks like the perfect choice for the Galaxy S22, as Samsung will be partnering with big names like Disney to create fun interchangeable straps. The strap is also practical and can be used as a phone grip.
Samsung (S22) $40 Samsung (S22+) $40 Samsung (S22 Ultra) $40
strong and stylish
This heavy-duty shell uses a flexible impact-absorbing inner sleeve, while the rigid shell provides firm grip and stability. Both the S22 and S22+ come in eight colorways, while the S22 Ultra comes in five, and the case is still thin enough to allow for wireless charging.
From $17 at Amazon (S22) From $17 at Amazon (S22+) From $17 at Amazon (S22 Ultra)
Whitestone Dome Glass Screen Protector for Samsung Galaxy S22
While traditional adhesive-backed screen protectors these days work well with Samsung’s ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, Whitestone Dome Glass still offers a better seal and a cleaner look than the competition. The kit comes with two screen protectors and the UV light needed to cure the liquid adhesive.
Amazon (S22) $50 Amazon (S22+) $50 Amazon (S22 Ultra) $50
top speed ready to travel
Baseus 65W 3-Port Foldable USB-C Wall Charger
While Samsung’s new 65W Trio adapter offers the same three ports (2 USB-C, 1 USB-A), this version of Baseus has better power distribution when using multiple ports. Plus, its claws can be folded up and the price is more manageable. A 100W rated cable is included in the box.
$35 at Amazon $30 at Walmart
Uni Long USB Type-C 5A Charging Cable
You’ll need a 5 Amp rated USB-C cable with an e-mark chip to help negotiate charging rates between the charger and the phone, but most are within 3-6.6 feet. Uni offers 100W cables in 6.6ft, 10ft and 15ft lengths.
From $12 on Amazon
Best for Android Auto
Volutz Equilibrium Series USB Type-C (5-Pack)
I wish we only needed C-to-C cables, but most cars only have USB-A ports. I’m jealous if your car supports wireless Android Auto. For the rest of us, Volutz makes very durable USB-C cables in four lengths, so you can get as long or as short as you want along with spares.
$20 on Amazon
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro
While you might be directed towards the Galaxy Buds 2 when you buy the Galaxy S22, the Buds Pro are more full-featured and cost almost the same. Not to mention, they sound richer while also having fuller ANC and higher water resistance.
$150 at Samsung $150 at Amazon $150 at Walmart
Stay connected and healthy
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4
No one wants to miss a call or a notification while putting down their phone to cook, work, or play with the kids, so a smartwatch can come in handy. The Galaxy Watch 4 also unlocks its state-of-the-art health tracking features (ECG and blood pressure monitoring) only when paired with a Galaxy phone like the S22.
Starting at $200 at Samsung Starting at $200 at Amazon Starting at $200 at Best Buy
For you and your smartwatch
Samsung 15W Wireless Charger Duo
Years after the only 15W wireless charger for Galaxy phones was the 15W wireless charging stand, we now have two pad options to choose from. Duo lets you charge your Galaxy S22 and Galaxy Watch 4 or Galaxy Buds 2/Pro.
Samsung $70 (with cable only) Samsung $90 (with wall adapter)
Cables, Chargers, Cases and More: Which Galaxy S22 Accessories Do You Need?
While I’d say all of these accessories are essential for your new Samsung Galaxy S22, it can get expensive quickly, and that’s okay if you prefer a more focused shopping list. Whenever you buy a phone, it needs three things—well, two depending on your taste. You’ll need a screen protector, a case, and a phone grip. I know what you’re thinking, but no, really, you should use a phone handle, if only to keep you safe from RSI. (My left pinky will always hate me, but not yours.)
You don’t even need to buy a separate phone grip to go with the Galaxy S22 Ultra case, as the Samsung Silicone Case with Strap is a 2-in-1.Straps are both a great way to show off some style thanks to spare straps you can buy and It’s an easy way to hold the S22 without constantly pinching your fingers around the PopSocket or through metal rings. If you prefer a boring, non-grip case, the Poetic Neon is durable, affordable, and comes in perfect color—especially if you choose a custom color for your S22 Ultra or Plus. Whitestone Glass Dome’s UV-curable screen protectors don’t get pushed up around the edges as easily as some normal adhesives.
You probably already have a great charger, but if you need a 45W charger capable of charging your S22+/Ultra, Baseus’ triple port ensures a 45W port always You get 45W no matter what the other two ports are plugged into. This comes in handy if you want to recharge a mess of gadgets in short bursts like in a hotel room or airport lounge. The new 15W wireless charger is great too, but if you’re just buying a new charger, make it a wired one; everything from our laptops to earbuds and everything in between is powered by USB -C Power Delivery, you will be able to use it more.